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, hosting visitors including first lady michelle obama. nelson mandela became a living symbol of freedom. the strength of the human spirit. and moments ago president obama spoke about mandela. >> he drew for words spoken at president abraham lincoln's death bed >> he achieved more that be can be expected of any man, today, he's gone home, we've lost one of the most influential he and pro foundly good human beings any of us will share time with on earth. >> he no longer belongs to us. but to the ages. >> president obama plans to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service. the bay area is mourning the loss of bay area have given me and my delegation hope to continue farther >> thousands cheered when he spoke in 1990. mandela visited shortly after being released from prison. congressman barbara lee shared these thoughts with thus summer. >> president mandela is a person who really demonstrates that sacrifice is sometimes what it takes to be able to continue with the fight of freedom and justice. >> many point to the bay area as being a world wide leader in the antiapartheid movem
was injured. neighbors say that trucks go into a nearby quarry often speed on the road. >>> president obama said today that the health care website is working well for the vast majority of users. if new problems come up, his administration will fix them, he says. >> remember that not only has the law helpeded millions of people but that there's millions more that stand to be helped. we have to make sure they know that. >> reporter: this was the first in a series of aexperiences. president obama plans to focus on the positive aspects of the law. >>> a major expans on the ban of cigarettes. richmond may become one of the first cities to ban e-cigarettes. why some people believe that the young children would benefit the most. >> reporter: that meeting is going on right now. smokers of electronic cigarettes are a growing population. some say if they operate like cigarettes, they should be treated like such. they are battery operated. >> nicotine, however it's delivered, is a dangerous drug. >> we're trying very hard to be a healthy city. no, smoking is not okay. >> reporter: nearly 2 million mi
want everybody to be clear about that. >> a clear and firm message today. you just heard it. obama care is working, and it's not going away. president obama saying the website for the affordable health care act is working well for the vast majority of users. what isn't working well, though, in california, is this political brand. a new field poll, take a look, shows 43% of californians disapprove of mr. obama's job performance. that's an increase from 35% in july. nbc bay area political analyst larry gersten joins us. larry, is this a cause for democrats to be concerned even here in california? >> they may not say so, but yeah, they are concerned on several fronts. look, to begin with, the president lost support among key constituencies. take a look at the growing ranks of disapproval. these are pretty important. women up to 40% from 27% a few months ago. latinos, 34% disapproving compared to 18%. union households, up to 43% from 25% a few months ago. these were major pillars of the democratic coalition in 2012, and they are abandoning ship. >> usually here in california, we're kind of
people, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend a public memorial service for mandela tomorrow. former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also plan to attend with their wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. >> mr. mandela is also being remembered in the bay area. kpix5 shows us the celebration of mandela's life and legacy at a bay area church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their morning services the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as a children's choir honored the passing of the man being called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> pastor williams met mandela twice, the first time at his celebrated appearance in oakland in 1990. williams says mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment, to become an irresistible force for peaceful change in t
. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed. >>reporter: as young man nelson mandela faced daily humiliation of living under part hide. system of government enforced racial division that led to the oppression of the majority. black south african. he made the fate for his country and people liberation his cause. in 1964 he paid the price of his own freedom sentenced to life in prison. free free man della became situation monmust with demands for free south africa. the president there finally rae leased mandela. >> ty in the name of peace the frame for all. >>reporter: he was embraced by his people and the world. mandela became a nobel peace prize recipient and fruition of p
on on the kron 4 news spread a renewed a lawsuit tackle's religion and obama care, just as the president kicks off a three week media blitz touring and the benefits of the affordable care act. we will tell you where the legal battle is going. >> the richmond city council voted last night on day ordnance that could ban the use of the cigarettes in richmond. coming up we will tell you just how much and by later would have to pay if they're caught smoking in certain areas. >> paul walker and his friend, roger rodas autopsies are said to be released today. we will tell you what the corner had to use in order to identify the bodies. >> welcome back. obamacare faces another legal battle as the white house starts a three-week public relations campaign to re-market the affordable care act. andrew spencer reports some institutions want to make sure the health care reforms don't infringe on their religious freedoms. >> even though contraceptives are part of the guilt, their art read the filing this lawsuit after three weeks the obama administration is trying to encourage more people to sign up. this was
programs. if you missed today. santa will be back on saturday. >>> the obama's new dog got excited at the white house christmas event. right behind mrs. obama a little girl was knocked over when the girl jumped up. the first lady got down to make sure the girl was okay. there were no tears and the little girl pet sunny. >>> a cold front is creating concerns for farmers in gilroy, crews worked to protect thousands of the trees, pulled the cover over rose of small trees. as for the bigger trees farmers are hoping they are strong enough to make it through. the big trees they don't get damaged as easy as the tiny one, but the small ones we have to protect them. >> bay area nurse reese have sold out of frost protection products for gardners. >> you have crops. >> i have lime trees, summertime. i got them covered up. i built enclosures around them and electric blanketed and people in there with warming things. a guy with a fire going and the whole thing. >> you can buy them for 39- cents apiece. >> it's more fun to do it at home. protect your pets. these are the current temperature. vaca
of the season was too much for obama's newest dog. >> on "cbs this morning." >> 113 congress is on pace to be the least productive congress ever. >> they're doing something, they're getting into the genius book of world records. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning norah. >> good morning to you charlie. breaking news this morning. >> as you wake up in the the west we begin with the deadly attack on an american citizen in libya. last year the ambassador and three other americans were killed when muslim extremist stormed benghazi. this morning a you man was shot to dealt. mark is there. good morning. >> all information regarding the american killed in benghazi comes from chool where he worked. a staff member identifies him as ronald smith, a 33-year-old chemistry teacher apparently out jogging when he was shot reports say by a group of men. ronald smith was you working at the international school in benghazi and what appears to be his twitter account he described how his wife had left to go home. he talked about leaving himself at the end of the week. just re
obama will attend tuesday's memorial. jimmy carter may attend as well. mandela died thursday. >>> mosque churches meditated on a man on this day of remembererance. ♪ 64-year-old joliz has been coming here her whole life. . >> he was a loving man. he came up from the island. where he is . >> reporter: she was at the heart of the uprising against apartheid. . >> i remember it being difficult for black people in this country. we used to run and come to this church to come if we were in trouble. there was no understanding between us at the time. >> reporter: like her 4-year- old grandson, starkly different. in a government, thanking the lord who saved them from revenge. >> allow them to get rid of their guilt feeling. >> reporter: today mandela's death reminds them of what they have worked for and the nation they still need to create. ♪ cnn, south africa. >> services at glide memorial church recalled mandela and his long fight against apartheid. joyful singing rang out in a startling revelation, he said he used to hate white people for slavely. then he said mandela inspired him. >> he we
president obama will talk about the economy at 8:15 this morning. he will be focusing on the income gap between the rich and the poor. he will be saying income and equality are a fundamental threat to the american dream. the president will also call for raising the minimum wage. president obama is due to speak at 8:15 this morning. ktvu will provide coverage of his remarks coming up on mornings on 2. >>> also this morning california republicans are defending a website one that criticizes the new health care law. the democrats say taxpayer money should not have been used to create that website. democrats are also saying the website created by republicans and the state assembly looks too much like the real website for the state's health care exchanges. and could prevent some users from signing up. the republican website has links to media coverage detailing problems with rollout of the health care law. >>> fighting to stay open. the new challenge san francisco city college faces. >>> also a relative of president obama has his day until court. a judge decides if he must be deported or if h
is at its highest level. >>> president barack obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its renewable sources for 20/20. they will boost economic sources which provide thousands of jobs. >>> it will be paid in mexico and was postponed pause stroke started pouring into the arena. >>> they filled the arena with smoke and this happened 45 minutes before the game was due to start and now family will be played at a later date. >>> new crash on the i am nimitz and this crash is involving as many as 5 cars blocking the lanes and you can see the road sensors are already beginning to slow down as you head down to fremont and this crash at whipple is blocking lanes and i want to mention, this traffic will be slow passed the scene, if you drive on 880, you need this and this might actually help you. metering lights went on just before 6:00 and traffic is backed up for a delay at the toll plaza. let's go to steve. >>> 30 in the mission. >> 30 degrees? >> yes, 34 coal valley and we have to already tied a record low and this will not be there and we could set some fax mum low -- maximum l
. continuing this theme, after a break, we will hear some certainly reflections from president obama. >>> we are back with more of our coverage of the passing late today of nelson mandela at the age of 95. as we've been saying all evening long, reaction is pouring in including some emotional comments from president obama delivered in the briefing room in the white house west wing. for more on that, our chief white house correspondent chuck to d is standing by on the north lawn tonight. when you look at the timeline, nelson mandela springs together so many american presidents. >> reporter: he does. sort of passing the baton. but there's something about the connection that president obama himself feels with nelson mande mandela. it's something that he shared tonight in a very powerful and poignant statement. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released
own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >>> and president obama joins millions of people around the world mourning the death of nelson mandela. the new information about his funeral. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning and welcome back. boy, a huge power outage in benicia. you are looking at notes apologizing for the outage out there this morning. we just got an update from pg&e and the news is not good. boy, this comes at a terrible time with the overnight very cold temperatures for people to be without their power. claudine wong is out there this morning. she is talking with pg&e. we will go out to her in a moment. its friday, december 6th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm brian flores. dave clark has the day off. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. rosemary in for steve. it is cold out there. >> you are right. bring along the winter coat once again. temperatures sinking into the 20s once again this morning. we are still about an hour and ten minutes away from the official sun vise. temperatures will remain this cold. at least between now and then.
. president obama weighed in on this. now we have local leaders weighing in on this. phil you have an interview with some of them. >> first let's take a step outside because you probably noticed it's really cold. it has been for several days and the cold snap will continue. we are taking a live look outside. you can see the bay bridge. it looks nice but again jacket and scarf weather. you see the temperatures are in the 20s in some spots. otherwise we're making it up to the upper 30s in san francisco and oakland. for the rest of the week we're going to warm up but very, very slowly. today we are staying chilly. we will take a look at the warming trend albeit slight coming up in a few minutes. >>> anne, freezing conditions have taken a toll on human life. the coroner says a homeless person died of hypothermia friday in dublin. in santa clara, four died from exposure over the weekend. homeless advocates are scouring the streets handing out cold weather supplies and urging less fortunate to take shelter. an additional 375 beds are available at the bacardo reception center in san jose
obama. and call it the butterfly effect. why some are calling for a ban on butterflies in the city of san francisco. and later the not so incredible, edible egg. the high-tech chef looking to replace the egg with plants. santana was one of the artists to receive kennedy center honors. santana is one of a few latinos to receive the top arts award. he started playing the guitar after hearing blues and rock and roll on the radio. his album "super natural" won nine grammies. the honorees are billy joel and actress shirley mcclain. >>> south africans packed houses of worship to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer kicked off a series of memorials leading up to mandela's burial. president obama and first lady michelle obama will leave for africa tomorrow. they will join former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush at a national memorial service on tuesday. >>> back here in the bay area, people began signing a memorial bo memorial book at skyline memorial park in san mateo county. you can sign the book until the end of the month. the cemet
, with president obama and the first lady just boarding on the way to south africa to pay tribute this week to nelson mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the plane
on president obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system. the public policy institute of california found just 44 percent of voters are in favor of the president's affordable care act. while the same percentage don't approve of the law. this is despite two thirds of uninsured residents who say they plan on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. and a shocking discovery as other wells have to euthanize to because of the poor condition they were found in print now wildlife officials are just trying to save the rest. >>: they're all for release to me now. >>: the area is pretty remote. officials say it is peppered with sand bars in san flexi-van at high tide as they try to nudge the whales to see many turned and came back. >>: we tried this technique called hurting and it's trying to get the votes around them and nudge them out by sound or by moving the
: jonah, this is a group that voted almost as a bloc for president obama a couple of times. what does it say that they don't, apparently, have the confidence in him or at least in his signature law? >> look, i think it's, in my opinion, it's a long time in coming. as i've been saying for a long time, he visited college campuses more often than a red bull delivery truck because he desperately needed the youth vote to get elected and make his presidency seem cool and all of that. and the real problem for him is, look, his numbers may go up among young people before the end of his presidency, but he's never going to get back that sort of cool image that he once had because it's very difficult to get that image back. that's something that once you've lost that aura of magic, you can't get it back. and that's going to be a real problem for him because that means he's going to have to deliver and not just used glorified rhetoric that people used to buy. once you're skeptical of someone, it's very hard to be a true believer again. jon: and wouldn't you agree, jonah, that this younger generat
of the crash. >> pam: plus - it is world aids day. >> pam: what president obama announced. to boost efforts to find a cure. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> reporter:an investigation is underway into the tragic death of fast and furious movie star paul walker. >> reporter:police are now saying his car crash was probably not the result of drag-racing. >> reporter:los angeles police are looking into speed as the cause for this weekend's crash that took the life of paul walker and the driver - his friend roger roadas >> reporter:the street where walker died is known as a hot spot for street racers.
are remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who joins us right now from london. terry? >> reporter: it is a profound moment for south africa and really for the world, the marking of the passing of this remarkable man and of the end of an era in human grace and dignity. in south africa itself, in the neighborhood which was a segregated township where nelson mandela lived before he went to prison for 27 years and where he went home to. there is a combination of mourning, of sorrow and celebration and gratitude, people gathering outside of his home and dancing, celebrating the life of nelson mandela. reaction pouring in from around the world for h
is reporting that president obama is making plans to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. in the meantime mandela had strong ties to the bay area. he always said the movement by uc berkeley students back in 1986 calling on the university system to divest more than $2.5 billion from the south african government was a crucial step in ending apartheid. >> and he came back to the east bay to the oakland coliseum top thank the hundreds, the thousands of people that had been there, americans, in solidarity with south africa trying to get that regime done. >> estimated 58,000 people turned out to see mandela at the oakland coliseum that day. mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid and was set free. mandela never expressed bitterness about his time behind bars. instead he called for reconciliation and forgiveness. four years after his release he was elected president. nelson mandela was 95 years old. he had been ill on and off for more than a year. he passed peacefully surrounded by his family. >>> students will probably be wide awake at one sou
and a private farewell for those closest to him. president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week and pay their respects. at least two former presidents, bill clinton and george w. bush will also be flying on board air force one. today we spoke with the reverend cecil williams in san francisco about the impact nelson mandela had on his life. >> i was just so overcome by this man who was not just soft- spoken but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness, his genuine concern for human kind. no wonder he was a world leader. >> this is a photo of reverend williams with nelson mandela. it was taken when the two met in oakland in 1990, just four months after mandela was released from a south african prison where he had been held for 27 years. president obama has ordered all flags on federal buildings to be flown at half staff in honor of nelson man dell la. the flag was also lowered today at the state capitol, one of the wayscalifornians are paying tribute. san francisco will host a civic memorial mall to remember the -- memorial to remember the life and lega
describe as unreliable. a malfunction even happened during president obama's visit to oakland last year. >>> the latest numbers released today show the job situation in this country is showing signs of steady improvement. november's unemployment rate dropped to 7% from 7.3%. that is its lowest level in five years. and the labor department reported employers added 207,000 workers last month. hiring was across a broad sector as well. that jobs report triggered an increase after days of decline. the nasdaq added 29. >>> gunned down and killed in front of his front door. the trouble police believe this man interrupted right before he was shot. >> we told you about a system bringing rain and snow. find out how long a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good
. >> some time in the last five years. >>> the white house mishap involving one of president obama's dogs. we're going to show it to you. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life. mom swaps one of my snacks for a yoplait. i don't mind, i mean it's orange crème. and when mom said bobby was too edgy... 'sup girl. i just swapped him out for tyler. 'sup girl. mom never questioned bobby again. two can play at this game. [ female announcer ] swap one snack a week for a yoplait. and everybody wins. yoplait. it is so good. >>> one bundle of joy is enough to keep you up all night. how about three? say hello to abbe, brynn and laurel. the triplets were born a week and a half ago. they conceived the
'll be maligned >> a new poll finds californians are split on president obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system. the public policy institute of california found just 44 percent of voters are in favor of the president's affordable care act. while the same percentage don't approve of the law. this is despite two thirds of uninsured residents who say they plan on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. r >> no budget deal yet and washington. house budget committee chairman paul ryan and senate budget committee chairwoman and patty murray are narrowing down the issues in a potential spending bill. the two sides have nearly $100 billion and gap to bridge and what looks to be a trillion dollar a year in u.s. and government budget for 2014 and 2015. the bill currently funding the government runs out amid a general. they're trying to hash out a budget to fund the
at a higher degree and we will have more information as we get closer to the bell. >>> president barack obama is not one of them, the reason why he is not allowed to have one, we will explain. ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday . >>> time now 5:24, happening now, police in stockton shot and killed a homicide suspect, these are live pictures you are looking at police officers chased the suspect and the pursuit ended in stockton. the suspect got out of the car, pointed a knife at the officers and that's when they shot and kill another person. we will tell us what happened later on in our news forecast. >>> the quilt honors more than 94,000 people who died from aides. parts of it torn the large effort and there is something for them and it went in san francisco in 155. >>> cal strand -- caltrans makes a return and it
of prayer and a memorial service. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa. so will former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton. >> today, reverend cecil williams of san francisco's glide memorial church talked about mandela's legacy. >> ".in his lifetime and our lifetime." >> williams says he was onstage with mandela at the oakland coliseum during his visit in 1990. he says he'll always remember him for his courage and conviction. even after being imprisoned for 27 years. o >> the wood and stated that he was on stage with him during his visit in 1990. he stated that he will always remember him for his courage even after he was imprisoned. >> a memorial is being held tonight in fremont for actor paul walker and his friend roger rodas. both men were killed in a firey car wreck last weekend.. the memorial is in the form of a car meet - scheduled between 9-pm and midnight. hundreds of cars are expected. it's set to happen on pacific commons blvd in fremont. >> some scary moments at a trader joe's. about 15 shoppers and workers were hurt when a car smashed int
movement. president obama long with president bush and president clinton will be traveling to south africa to honor nelson mandela. he will be buried on sunday, december 15th. >>> here at home, the reverend williams tells us about mandela's legacy. >> i woventure to say that he may be one of the most important world leaders, if not the one as the leader of human concern and freedom and liberation which he desperately espoused and made happen in his life time and our lifetime. >> the reverend williams says he will always remember nelson mandela for his courage and conviction. >> and we had that cold front that passed through the bay area. pretty much south of east of us, we will take a look at the cold temperatures that will continue in the bay area and when we can expect the warmup. omg, jack. have you ever checked out these new product ideas people post on your page? they're kind of amaze. ...ing. yeah - that's where i got the ideas for my new- fajita ranch melt. seasoned chicken with a gooey blend of pepper jack cheese, roasted peppers and onions, on toasted sourdough for just $3.99. is
. >> pam: after major overhaul, healthcare dot gov is back up. according to the obama administration. the website is better than ever and the affordable care act is working. as shannon travis reports, the president is trying to spread the word. >> reporter: criticism from republicans on obamacare and chronic problems to the website, president obama is set to go on offense.: president obama will spend the next three weeks making sure you know about the benefits of the affordable care act, and making sure americans know the website is up and running. >>"this law is working, and will work in the future. people want the stability of health insurance and we're gonna work on fixing whatever problems come up. >> reporter:saturday was the deadline for fixing healthcare-dot-gov. after its disastrous roll-out in october. among those fixes: a waiting room for high- traffic periods, where users have the option to be emailed to return when traffic has eased. some >> reporter:healthcare-dot- gov says more than a million people visited the website monday, with no major problems. >>"we won't be sati
, president obama will highlight people he says have been helped by his health care reform law and web site. he'll join them at the white house. the president also expected to say that republicans want to strip away benefits without offering an alternative. today's event comes a day after the obama administration said healthcare dot gov handled hundreds of thousands of visitors. >> we're keeping our eyes on a freeze on watch that will go into effect later on tonight. i will break down this when we continue. >> welcome back. we now know why this commuter train derailed yesterday in new york city. it was just going too fast. as it came up on a curve. the national transportation safety board says, information from the train's two data recorders shows the train was goiing 82 - miles- an- hour, on a turn when it should have been going no more than 30 mph. four people were killed, including jim lovell, a married father of three boys. >> this is what his family had to say. >> "i just want to say that he was a very loving father and i miss him a lot, and everybody cared about him. everybody." >> th
the obama administration is taking to make the college application process going a bit more smoothly. we have a link on our web site abc7 news.com under see it on tv. college has gotten so expensive. >> that is right. a study shows because a record number of college grads are deeper in debt. >> just keeps getting worse and worse. the picture for college grads is unfortunately bleak. a study finds 71% are leaving school with debt hanging over their heads up from 68% just five years ago. and the debt is higher than ever. it's now averaging $29,000. and the final blow, 18% of grads can't find jobs they're more likely to find a job than those did who did not go to college. >>> a warning to those who use google, facebook, yahoo, twitter. hackers stolen user names and pass words of 2 million users of those sites. most owners of the accounts have been notified, however, to be safe, experts say change your pass words often, also, make sure your antivirus software is updated >> you may see picket lines around fast food restaurants, workers planning strike as cross the country to protest low wages
in good shape. >> a new poll finds californians are split on president obama is efforts to overhaul the nation's health-care system. the public policy institute of california from just 44% of voters are in favor of the affordable care act while the same percentage to do not approve of the law. this is despite two-thirds of the uninsured residents who said they plan on getting coverage by nec's share now that it is more available. at the same time, the job or graying has taken a hit, a 51 percent of californians approved. that matches a record low from two years ago and is now down 10 points from last summer. >> nobody deal yet in washington. republican paul ryan and democrat party patty murray are narrowing down the issues in the potential spending bill. the two sides to try to close at $100 billion gap. the bill currently funding the government runs out mid january. >> the time is 7:21 a.m.. scientists say that whoever stole of radioactive material in mexico and removed it from the container will not have long to live. a truck caring the kobolds-68 was stolen from a gas station on
he was in jail. >> president obama addressed the nation this afternoon. his comments were very personal. he spoke of how mandela inspired millions of people to fight for justice and democracy, including himself. >> the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings are guided by their hopes and not by their fears. like so many around the globe, i cannot imagine my own life without the example mandela set. >> take a look at this video. it is from oakland. mandela came to the bay area and 58,000 people filled the coliseum to meet him. many recall being face to face with the man who changed the world. we have a look at nelson mandela through their eyes. >> reporter: we spoke with barbara lee. she says the bay area holds a special connection for him because of the leadership and the people here who fight for human rights and against apartheid in south africa. he stood smiling in front of a crowd of about 60,000 people packed into the oakland coliseum. this was 1990, and the bay area was the last stop in the u.s. tour for north america. he once led the effo-- >
lovingly remembering the man. president obama said mandela's journey from prisoner to president, taught him the power of hope. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was born in south africa's black elite. but he led the movement against apartheid and was thrown in jail. tonight, south africans remember. >> our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embrace him as their own. >> reporter: when nelson mandela walked free after 27 years, he won the presidency, calling for racial reconciliation. and he made it work. no retribution. no trials. just forgiveness and an example to all. the world embraced nelson mandela. the u.s. congress gave him highest honors. tonight, the white house's flag is at half-staff. and this sign is up at the apollo theater. leaders in south africa are consulting with mandela's family regarding the funeral plans. but it is expected south africa will begin 10 to 12 days of official mourning. he lived his life thousands of miles aw
. mourn -- reflection. mourners gather in front of his former home. president obama and the first lady will be attending a memorial service on tuesday. in the bay area there will be a book for people to pay tribute to nelson mandela, starting tomorrow in oakland, san mateo and hayward, on wednesday there will be a civic memorial at city hall in san francisco. >> a pg&e worker is being treated for minor burns after a job-related accident. he was responding to a power outage. the worker was trying to put a transformer in a box. the transformer failed and he suffered burns to his hands and face. other crews rye placed the transformer. power was returned by noon. >> how a california man got a jump on ringing in the new year. plus, holiday parade too hot to handle. what investigators say caused this float inferno. temperatures are dropping out there tonight. we'll find out how much longer this cold snap will last. thosed ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >> a spectator took this video
. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came back to the united statessen saturday was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell, and well fed, eating traditional korean food and said that is not my english when asked about t
on the immigration status of a relative of president obama. why many legal experts say the decision was completely by the book. >>> good morning. traffic is doing pretty well if you are driving through on westbound 24. you can see traffic continues to look good all the way through the tunnel. we will tell you where the traffic is slowing down now. >>> its a layers kind of day. you might want to have multiple layers. how cold will it get? and are we looking at low snow levels? i'll have the details coming up. i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you to keep me doing this for another sixty years. at kaiser permanente, we want you to choose the doctor that's right for you. find your perfect match at kp.org and thrive. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's
's healthcare plan. after two months of problems the website is now working and now president obama ising for a second chance and encouraging people to enroll in the plan. this comes as several house hearings are putting the affordable care act under the microcope. >> reporter: president obama discussed the economy in washington while pushing his campaign to get americans to sign up for the affordable care act. >> 3 million young americans have been able to stay on their parent's plans. >> reporter: hearings on capitol hill. one, looking at the botched roll out and its effect on taxpayers. >> no one has been held accountable for spending on a website that didn't serve the american people. >> reporter: the other, looking at how patients will be effected. >> this is an enact science here and it will involve billions. >> reporter: 1 million people visited healthcare.gov since the upgrade. supporters say it is following a path to medicare and social security. >> early set backs were resolved. critics were proved incorrect and these programs are popular with the american people. >> reporter: a
. >> up next, bad dog? why first lady michelle obama may want to get sony toddler trained. >> and fit moms debate with the owner of a owner of a lingerie company. >> this is interstate 680. usual pattern, heavier traffic is northbound and light going southb uncle go one,two,one,two,one [uncle]thistwo,one.cotch,okay? [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >> this is a lot harder than i thought it would be. i -- i can't. we're -- let's just go to break. we'll be right back. >> he went out like a champion. sam champion got emotional on the last day on "good morning america". robin, george and josh showed clips of past sam moments and rolled out a giant weather cake at the end. champion will be the new ho
president obama hit the switch lighting the national christmas tree. michelle obama and their daughters joined the president on stage counting down and as you see there, the president also did a little dancing with a little elf in those festivities. >>> a bay area family is one of 20 in the nation competing in the great christmas light fight. the family of san rafael. >> my collecting of disney got to a point where i felt i had enough holiday disney, you know, characters and mickeys, et cetera, that we decided to set up a display and incorporate my disney collection with our christmas decorations. >> the great christmas light fight is reality tv show and it will air right here on abc 7 starting next monday. i like that. the light fight. always good to see people go all out like that and feels like christmas in some places. a white christmas in the bay area? >> tahoe area, certainly. >> of course. >> 15 inches of new snow in sugar bowl and another hour or so until this is lifted but, wow, another one to two feet above 7,000 feet so looking good there and you know, we saw a few flakes her
will be held on tuesday. it will be attended by president obama and the first lady and former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and former sexting tear of state hillary clinton. >> wurcht things that sometimes gets lost in the incredible personal impact he made on the world because of the way he handled his imprisonment and conducted himself later is that he was a very, very good president. >> mandela died on thursday at the age of 95. his body will lie in state. president obama's phoned mandela's widow. san francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the service. . >>> let's head over to rosemary orozco. we have the oakland holiday children's parade today. hoping for some good weather for that. >> it will be dry. bring the winter coat. you will need it again. behind this system cold air spilling into the bay area, could be breezy for some of us into the afternoon. it will be a chilly one. we'll struggle in the upper 40s the sun is shining it's makes its way up. anoth
and why some oppose. >>> president obama heading to south africa for nelson mandela's funeral. how the service will serve as a rare union for other elite americans. >>> newschopper2 has just arrived. we're looking at lanes of the crash on highway 4 being cleaned up, live as we speak. you can see. the damage is already done. find out how long this back up is on highway. >>> when was the last time it was this cold? 1989, 1990, and 1972. moist words were set in 1972. we'll if we've set any -- we'll see if we've set any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling
lawsuit just as the obama administration starts a three-week media blitz to re-market the affordable care act and encourage more people to sign up. >> reporter:.but ultimately, this will all be decided in court. the supreme court will decide whether private companies can refuse to offer certain insurance benefits -- but their ruling isn't expected until well into next year. >> reporter: cited such lawsuits -- as well as the botched roll-out of healthcare-dot-gov -- as evidence the affordable care act won't work. >>"this bill is fundamentally flawed, causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan. as if that isn't enough, they're having to pay much higher prices at the same time." >> reporter:.but president barack obama says some republicans just want to see his signature health care reform fail. >>"if you've got good ideas. bring 'em to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president." >> reporter:.and you can expect white house officials to keep touting the benefits of obamacare as republicans continue to pound the negatives o
restrictions on ecigarettes as regular cigarettes. >>> the obama administration says the new and improved healthcare.gov website is working. it's now time for americans to enroll in a health insurance plan. but the group the white house most wants to sign up is the hardest sell. the white house needs millions of healthy young adults to sign up to make coverage affordable for everyone else. a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under 30 plan to enroll in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's more than that. >> the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. >>> millions have visited the affordable care act website to review options. some people say they will take their chances without it. a new gallup poll indicates that more than 25% of people say they are more likely to pay the government fine for refusing coverage than sign up for mandatory insurance. that's 28% of 48 million people in the country uninsured. >>> 6:09. define the odds. the nor
none of the allegations against ford have been proven. >>> the obama administration says the new improved healthcare.gov website is working and is now time for americans to purchase health insurance but as susan mcginnis reports, the group the white house most wants to sign up may be the hardest sell. >>> reporter: the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn from texas. she is a self-employed musician who is buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health problems but for the new law to work the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it's always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard
. >>> president obama has scheduled a news conference today where he will highlight people who have been helped by his health reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site says it has worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act such as preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. he'll be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> meantime covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for the program. they're not required to enroll and canned in advice workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a south bay high school is being recognized as one of the best in the country. saratoga high school was ranked number 81 on news week's top schools in the u.s. for 2013. the high school was given high praise
two months. back to you. >> not good. thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. >>> and president obama spoke a short time ago highlighting the improvements to the healthcare.gov website since its botched launch two months ago. the revamped website now has a queuing system which allows it to handle 50,000 users at a time. if the site is clogged, users can enter their emails and receive a message when the site is ready to process their application. the administration calls this feature a significant improvement. >> the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any startup, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one sixth of our economy, whatever comes up we're going to just fix it. >> the white house expects a big traffic surge to the website in a few weeks. and that's when consumers will probably rush to get insurance coverage by january 1st. >>> we're seeing startling new images of a wrecked commuter train in new york ci
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